Countries with the Highest Percentage of Forest

Can you name the countries where the highest percentage of land is forested?
Forest area according to FAOStat, 2017
Total area according to Wikipedia
Small island countries with a population < 1 million marked in red
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: June 29, 2020
First submittedJuly 31, 2014
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Country
93.6%
Suriname
91.5%
F. S. Micronesia
90.0%
Seychelles
87.8%
Palau
85.9%
Gabon
79.2%
Laos
76.9%
Guyana
75.6%
Solomon Islands
72.5%
Papua New Guinea
%
Country
71.8%
Bhutan
69.8%
Marshall Islands
69.4%
St. Vincent and
the Grenadines
67.1%
Malaysia
66.0%
Japan
65.9%
Brunei
65.7%
Finland
65.3%
Rep. of the Congo
65.1%
D. R. Congo
%
Country
64.6%
Zambia
62.3%
Sweden
61.7%
South Korea
61.6%
Slovenia
61.2%
Panama
60.2%
Samoa
59.9%
Montenegro
59.5%
Belize
58.0%
Brazil
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Level 80
Oct 23, 2014
This is much harder than the countries with the most forest quiz.. and.. having been to Korea it's almost impossible to believe that either North or South Korea has more forest coverage than places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cameroon, etc- places that you think of as being totally covered by jungle. The Korean peninsula was completely denuded by the Japanese in WW2. Barely a matchstick or toothpick left behind. and taking a train across the entire country I don't recall seeing a single forest the whole time.. just a few clumps of trees here and there.

Slovenia, Japan, and Sweden are also pretty surprising.
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Level 62
Mar 18, 2018
Haven't really been to Sweden then, eh?
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Level 80
Jul 26, 2020
Not to any heavily forested areas. Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenberg, and areas inbetween along the coast...
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Level 67
Jan 2, 2019
what skukka said. That was one of the few that wasnt just a random guess for me. It is the greenest country i have ever driven through. I can allways remember thinking wow it is green here !! (going denmark-sweden-norway you couldnt help but notice it ) as soon as I went over the border you could tell you were in a different country.
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Level 67
Jun 30, 2020
Same holds for Slovenia. I've cycled across the country and it is astonishing how green it is since I live in the nearby region in Italy which is anywhere close to that.
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Level 80
Jul 26, 2020
::shrug:: I wasn't astonished..
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Level 52
Oct 23, 2014
I can't believe Japan and South Korea are in the list. For those who have been there, we know that it feels like there isn't any kind of forest gap between Tokyo and Hiroshima. I would assume the other islands are more forested. Where is the source? Thanks.
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2015
Having lived for years in Japan, I have to say I don't agree with your feelings icazares. For example, Mt. Takao is only 30 minutes from Tokyo by train, and it is a UN protected biosphere with beautiful hiking and wilderness. Outside of the metro areas, there many gorgeous forests in addition to agricultural areas. But then if you go to other islands like Hokkaido of course it gets much more sparsely populated.
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Level 69
Jun 29, 2020
I agree. Japan has a typical population concentration, where all activities are concentrated in relatively small strips. From a train you'd see all the built-up areas, but the forest and other nature are usually very close. You just don't notice it as much moving from city to city.
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2015
Great quiz Jerry928! Very surprising and I learned a lot.
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2017
wow. i got absolutely slaughtered on this quiz. 4/20. way harder than i thought it would be. of course most of the answers are tiny little countries, so...
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Level 79
Jun 28, 2020
I know they're technically not small island countries due to land borders, but I feel that Brunei and Montenegro should also be marked red because of their tiny populations.
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Level 62
Jun 29, 2020
Shouldn't Brunei be in red, since it is technically a small island country with less than 1 million people?
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2020
Brunei is on an Island but is not an island
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2020
This very quickly turned into 'type every country and see what works'... but an interesting quiz nonetheless
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Level 48
Jul 26, 2020
Love this quiz! I was surprised to see Japan and South Korea on the list
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Level 20
Jul 26, 2020
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2020
When 26/27 is only 4/5 points :(
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Level 61
Jul 26, 2020
This is definitely a very oddball group of countries... basically covers every continent and has countries that have almost no similarities. On another note, it's nice to see that Brazil is on here despite all their deforestation. However, given that this report was from 3 years ago, before the rate of the burning of the Amazon accelerated, it wouldn't surprise me if it was off the list now.
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Level 35
Jul 26, 2020
Only 20% of the Amazon was deforested since the 50s, and even with the current increases, it currently ammounts to MUCH less than 1% deforested every year. So no, Brazil will remain on the list for the foreseeable future
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2020
I typed almost every country in Europe except Slovenia, and every single country in the America except Belize (forget them)!